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  • Statement on the Attack on Salman Rushdie

    The English Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack on Salman Rushdie at the Chatauqua Institution on Friday, 12th August 2022.

  • 2022 Edition of Jabberwocky is Now Online!

    Read the 2022 edition of Jabberwocky, the student-run undergraduate literary journal of the English Department.

    Cover art by Sophia VanHelene.

  • Check out Advising Resources

    Whether you have questions about classes or careers, our advisors are here to help you get set up for success.

  • Check out our Specializations!

    In addition to the major and minor, the English Department now offers 8 Letters of Specialization and 1 Certificate. Whether you're interested in Literature as History or Environmental Humanities, we're ready to help you explore your passions.

    Featuring 2021-22 members of the SAB (L to R): Kate Nadolski, Leila Elguessab, and Allysa Cayabyab

  • Ocean Vuong's Best-Selling Novel To Be Made Into Movie

    Associate professor Ocean Vuong's debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, will be adapted for film by A24, an award-winning entertainment company. 

    Image by Angelica Alzona / for the New Yorker

News

Statement on the Attack on Salman Rushdie

August 15, 2022

The English Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack on Salman Rushdie at the Chatauqua Institution on Friday, 12th August 2022....

Sarah Ghazal Ali, MFA ’21, Featured in UMass Magazine

August 12, 2022

Sarah Ghazal Ali, MFA ’21, was recently featured in UMass Magazine. Her first poetry collection, Theophanies, was selected as the Editors' Choice for the 2022 Alice James Award and will be...

Elena Kalodner-Martin, PhD Candidate, Publishes in Intercom

August 08, 2022

Elena Kalodner-Martin, PhD candidate in Composition and Rhetoric, recently published a column in Intercom, the Society for Technical Communication's magazine. The column, titled, "Workplace...

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Events

Sep
13

Arts & Humanities Virtual Internship Fair

Online
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Sep
29

Visiting Writers Series: Abigail Chabitnoy

Great Hall, Old Chapel
6:00 pm

Oct
20

Visiting Writers Series: Edie Meidav

Great Hall, Old Chapel
6:00 pm

Nov
03
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Alumni Profile

Donikah Brutus '20

"[In the English major], you’re always reading something. English really taught me how to figure out what’s important in any given reading."

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